6 week olds and soon to be layers togeather what if

hippiechicks

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:cdokay I have some 6 weeks in with some older chicken everything is going good but in a few week the older ones will be eating layer food and the younger ones will still need grower will it hurt them if they eat the wrong food?
 

Mahonri

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I don't like to let any of my younger ones start eating layer feed until they are at least 17 weeks old... and then I still mix in some grower.
 

RendonRoo

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For a short time you could keep the older ones on grower feed and make sure they have free choice calcium. I think the calcium is the main difference between grower and layer. Then when they get close to 20 weeks they could all have the layer. Good Luck
 

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